What the World Was Watching: USWA Championship Wrestling – June 17, 1995

(I was doing a 2.5 hour move yesterday, so I was not able to get my regular USWA column up.  Read below about what was happening in Memphis in mid-June 1995!)

Dave Brown and Corey Maclin are handling the announcing today and they are broadcasting from the WMC-TV5 studio in Memphis, Tennessee.

Brown interviews Brandon Baxter, who proclaims a new era in the USWA.  He welcomes out Doug Gilbert, Brian Lee, and Jimmy Harris and dubs his group “the Legend Slayers.”

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What the World Was Watching: USWA: A Night to Remember

This show took place at the Louisville Gardens in Louisville, Kentucky on June 11.  According to Dave Meltzer’s Wrestling Observer, the show drew a crowd of 3,500 and a gate of $25,000.

Corey Maclin welcomes out Jim Cornette, who walks to the COPS theme and is sporting his military-style jacket from WrestleMania X.  Cornette puts over how the Gardens is better than the Omni or Madison Square Garden and then welcomes out Lance Russell.  Russell and Maclin will be doing commentary.

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The SmarK Rant for Jerry Lawler’s Classic Memphis Wrestling – Episode 2

The SmarK Rant for Jerry Lawler’s Classic Memphis Wrestling – Episode 2 (06.27.18)

I really enjoyed the Bill Dundee episode of this show, and there’s only three of them posted by the local Memphis TV station that produced them, so we might as well finish these off and then I bid farewell to Memphis until the Network puts some stuff up.

Hosted by Jerry Lawler and “Dangerous” Doug Gilbert, with the topic of conversation this time being Doug’s brother Eddie.

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What the World Was Watching: USWA Championship Wrestling – June 3, 1995

Lance Russell and Dave Brown call the action and they are broadcasting from the WMC-TV5 studio in Memphis, Tennessee.

Russell interviews newcomer Billy Jack Haynes.  Haynes puts himself over as a heel and demands respect from the crowd, who get on his case.  This segment started well but Haynes got distracted by the crowd and he lost his train of thought.

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What the World Was Watching: USWA Championship Wrestling – May 27, 1995

Lance Russell and Dave Brown are in the booth and they are broadcasting from the WMC-TV5 studio in Memphis, Tennessee.

Footage of Doug Gilbert turning against Jerry Lawler in their tag team match against Brian Lee and Jimmy Harris at the Coliseum is shown.  After this, a brawl broke out between Gilbert, Lee, and Harris against Lawler, Bill Dundee, and PG-13.

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What the World Was Watching: USWA Championship Wrestling – May 20, 1995

Lance Russell and Dave Brown are doing commentary and they are taped from the WMC-TV5 studio in Memphis, Tennessee.  Since Russell missed last week’s show, he is oblivious about what happened so Brown clues him in.  That is not a good look to start the broadcast.

Russell interviews Downtown Bruno, who puts himself over as the best manager in the WWF.  He says Uptown Karen will be Gorgeous George III’s new valet and he is forming a stable known as the Downtown Connection that includes George, Karen, the Gambler, Brickhouse Brown, and Johnny Rotten.  Bruno runs down Miss Texas and challenges her to a match where the loser must eat dog food.

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What the World Was Watching: USWA Championship Wrestling – May 13, 1995

Dave Brown and Corey Maclin are today’s announcers.  The show airs from the WMC-TV5 studio in Memphis, Tennessee.

Brown interviews Jimmy Harris, who says Doug Gilbert does not want to face USWA Southern Heavyweight Champion Brian Lee today because he does not want to get hurt.

Read moreWhat the World Was Watching: USWA Championship Wrestling – May 13, 1995

The SmarK Rant for Jerry Lawler’s Classic Memphis Wrestling – Episode 1

The SmarK Rant for Jerry Lawler’s Classic Memphis Wrestling – Episode 1 (06.26.18)

So although I mentioned that I had run out of episodes of Jerry Lawler’s Memphis shows on YouTube, in fact the original TV station added some episodes I haven’t seen yet on THEIR YouTube channel, so let’s go all the way back to the very first one!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwrVeT6BAUU

Hosted by Jerry Lawler and Bill Dundee, and brought to you by 745-CASH!

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What the World Was Watching: USWA Championship Wrestling – May 6, 1995

Lance Russell and Dave Brown are in the booth and they are broadcasting from the WMC-TV5 studio in Memphis, Tennessee.

Footage of Jerry Lawler defeating Razor Ramon for the USWA Unified World title in Memphis is shown.  Ramon was initially declared the winner after decking Lawler with Jimmy Harris’ walkie talkie, but the decision was made to restart the match and when Sid distracted Ramon, Lawler schoolboyed his opponent for the victory.

USWA Southern Heavyweight Champion Brian Lee and Harris tell Russell that Lawler is a marked man.

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What the World Was Watching: USWA Championship Wrestling – April 29, 1995

Lance Russell and Dave Brown are in the booth and they are broadcasting from WMC-TV5 studio in Memphis, Tennessee.

Brown interviews Scott Studd, who argues that USWA Southern Heavyweight Champion Brian Lee will not give him a title shot.  Lee walks out and says Studd does not deserve one.

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What the World Was Watching: USWA Championship Wrestling – April 22, 1995

Lance Russell and Dave Brown are doing commentary from the WMC-TV5 studio in Memphis, Tennessee.

Russell interviews Tommy Rich.  Rich says that he is going to drop a bomb on the USWA.

PG-13 cut a pre-taped promo, promising that the Gambler and Brickhouse Brown are going to pay for beating them on last week’s show and winning the tag team titles.

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What the World Was Watching: USWA Championship Wrestling – April 15, 1995

Footage of Jerry Lawler throwing a fireball in Mabel’s face at the recent Mid-South Coliseum show is played.

Lance Russell and Dave Brown are handling commentary and they are coming to us from the WMC-TV5 studio in Memphis, Tennessee.  Brown notes that the USWA Southern Heavyweight Championship is held up due to referee problems in Brian Lee’s matches with Brian Christopher.

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What the World Was Watching: USWA Championship Wrestling – April 8, 1995

Today’s commentary is different as Dave Brown and Corey Maclin are in the booth and they are in the WMC-TV 5 studio in Memphis, Tennessee.

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What the World Was Watching: USWA Championship Wrestling – April 1, 1995

Lance Russell and Dave Brown are doing commentary and are in the usual WMC-TV 5 studio in Memphis, Tennessee.

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What the World Was Watching: USWA Championship Wrestling – March 25, 1995

Lance Russell and Dave Brown are in the booth and are coming to us from the WMC-TV 5 studio in Memphis, Tennessee.

Russell interviews Wolfie D and he welcomes J.C. Ice back.  Ice says that only he knows when his neck is ready and when it is he is going to make Doug Gilbert and Tommy Rich pay.  Wolfie D hypes a piledriver elimination match and says that Bill Dundee is going to be his partner in this match.

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What the World Was Watching: USWA Championship Wrestling – March 18, 1995

Lance Russell and Dave Brown are in the booth and they are broadcasting from the WMC-TV 5 studio in Memphis, Tennessee.

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What the World Was Watching: USWA Championship Wrestling – March 11, 1995

Lance Russell and Dave Brown are in the booth and they are broadcasting from the WMC-TV 5 studio in Memphis, Tennessee.  Russell begs for the PG-13-Tommy Rich/Doug Gilbert feud to end and announces that there will be a cage match between the two teams at the next Memphis Coliseum show.

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What the World Was Watching: USWA Championship Wrestling – March 4, 1995

Lance Russell and Dave Brown are in charge of commentary and they are at WMC-TV 5 studio in Memphis, Tennessee.  They hype a new look for today’s broadcast.

The end of last week’s USWA Unified World Championship match between Jerry Lawler and Bill Dundee is shown.

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What the World Was Watching: USWA Championship Wrestling – February 25, 1995

Lance Russell and Dave Brown are sad to inform Memphis fans that Eddie Gilbert passed away in Puerto Rico of a heart attack.  A video package to the tune of Garth Brooks “The Dance” honors Gilbert’s career in the region.

Read moreWhat the World Was Watching: USWA Championship Wrestling – February 25, 1995